HC Deb 04 November 1976 vol 918 c655W
Mr. Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money it is estimated will be saved by the decision not to fire guns in salute on Remembrance Day.

Dr. Summerskill

The decision relates to the firing of maroons from selected police stations in the London area to announce the commencement and conclusion of the Two Minutes' Silence on Remembrance Day. This cost £1,180 in 1975.

The Two Minutes' Silence will continue to be marked by the firing of a gun on Horse Guards Parade.